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President Urges Enhanced Ties with Turkey in Face of US Sanctions

2020-08-01 09:48:01
The Iranian president has called for further cooperation between Tehran and Ankara now that the Islamic Republic is under cruel US sanctions.

Speaking in a telephone conversation with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday, President Hassan Rouhani congratulated the Turkish government and people on Eid al-Adha and expressed hope that the two countries would continue to work together in fight against the coronavirus.

The President further expressed hope that with the efforts and cooperation of all countries in the region, we will see stability and peace throughout the West Asia.

"Today the United States is imposing oppressive sanctions against the Iranian nation. In this situation, friendly and neighbouring countries such as Iran and Turkey should further develop their relations and cooperation," he added.

In turn, Erdogan offered congratulations on the Eid al-Adha and expressed hope that it would bring blessings for the people of the two countries and for all Muslims around the world.

Praising the successful efforts of the Iranian government and people in the fight against coronavirus, the President of Turkey stressed the need to develop cooperation and exchange experiences in this regard.

Referring to the need to develop trade and economic relations between Iran and Turkey and accelerate trade exchanges in accordance with health protocols, he expressed hope that a meeting of the Supreme Council for Strategic Cooperation between the two countries would be held in the near future.

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